Even though Namibia is located on a huge desert plain, it actually has a variety of different climates. For instance, in the mountains, it can be very cold. In central Namibia, where Windhoek is located, it is the most dry, with temperatures in the summer reaching 105°F and then falling drastically to freezing temperatures at night. In Namibia, there are two rainy seasons: the 'little rains' from October to December and the main rainy period from January to April.

In Windhoek, it can become quite steamy between December and February. December is the hottest month; at this time, daily temperatures hit an average high of 30°C (86°F). However, since the city is set at a high altitude, generally speaking there is little humidity so it does not feel as hot. In addition, at night, there is often a pleasant breeze that blows through the streets, cooling diners at various restaurants and those wandering the streets at night. However, i n the winter time, it can become very frigid, especially in the lower sections of Namibia, at night. However, during the days in the winter, it is typically pleasing weather: warm, with sun and little rain.


In the summer in Namibia, it is known to rain considerably (which is very important for the economy and agriculture). However, since it is very dry in this area, the dampness in the air dries very rapidly so it does not stay wet very long.